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The end of colonial rule in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean was one of the most important and dramatic developments of the twentieth century. In the decades after World War II, dozens of new states emerged as actors in global politics. Long-established imperial regimes collapsed, some more or less peacefully, others amid mass violence. This book takes an incisive look at decolonization and its long-term consequences, revealing it to be a coherent yet multidimensional process at the heart of modern history.Jan Jansen and Jürgen Osterhammel trace the decline of European, American, and Japanese colonial supremacy from World War I to the 1990s. Providing a comparative perspective on the decolonization process, they shed light on its key aspects while taking into account the unique regional and imperial contexts in which it unfolded. Jansen and Osterhammel show how the seeds of decolonization were sown during the interwar period and argue that the geopolitical restructuring of the world was intrinsically connected to a sea change in the global normative order. They examine the economic repercussions of decolonization and its impact on international power structures, its consequences for envisioning world order, and the long shadow it continues to cast over new states and former colonial powers alike.Concise and authoritative, Decolonization is the essential introduction to this momentous chapter in history, the aftershocks of which are still being felt today.
Roger Stetworth believes himself lucky when he manages to secure passage on the Golden Hind for a mere fifty dollars—but his travels will be anything but fortunate. When he stands his ground against the villainous Captain Luke Chilton, Roger is tossed overboard and his real journey begins. The lone American traveler must travel a sea of dead ships—and the dead men aboard—to make his way home again.
Are you a romantic optimist with a cheery disposition? You might be a “Paul.”Brooding, introverted, and artistic? You are probably a “John.”If you tend to take life as it comes with a happy go-lucky attitude, most likely you are a “Ringo.”Thoughtful, with a tendency toward passive-aggressive behavior? You might be a “George.”The tenets of Beatleology are simple: We all have an Inner Beatle guiding our destiny and governing our behavior. Forget Leo or Taurus. This book teaches us that it’s more accurate to say, “I’m a John” or “I’m a Ringo.” A simple personality test determines who your Inner Beatle is and how you will interact with the other Johns, Pauls, Georges, and Ringos of the world—at home, at work, and on the street. Written in the spirit of our favorite “cheeky lads from Liverpool,” This guide is pop psychology with a twist—and a dash of Sgt. Pepper
In the middle of a dry spell, Allison only wants to use her irritating ex-boyfriend to take the edge off her libido. Nothing more. But when her friends challenge them to spend the whole weekend together, she can't say no. She's determined to win this bet, no matter how much her ex annoys her. Humor and plenty of passion will keep you turning the pages of Not a Second Chance, Book 2 of Toronto, Laura Jardine's charming romance series.When Allison runs into her ex-boyfriend at Temptations Bakery, all she wants is a brief catch-up. Nothing more. The man royally pisses her off, and she can barely stand five minutes with him. Though Sidney has gotten more attractive in the past ten years, and she's having a bit of a dry spell...Sidney has no plans to win Allison back. Not the woman who just saw him as a fun distraction and dumped him right before she moved across the country for grad school. But he wouldn't be opposed to an hour in bed.Unfortunately, they don't even make it to bed before Allison's friends interrupt. When Kristy bets they wouldn't be able to spend a weekend together without stabbing each other, Allison and Sidney accept the bet--they don't like being told they can't do something.Now it's more than five minutes of catching up--it's forty-eight hours of torture. And sex. Can they do it? And will this lead to the second chance neither of them wants?Content Notes: Spicy, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy, Multi-Cultural
Maya has a history of falling in love with the wrong man. Case in point ... her unfaithful, drug-dealing ex-fiancé. As she finally starts dating again, her first date has her wondering where all the normal guys are. Luckily she has Liam ... her friend with benefits. But he's beginning to act strangely, too. Why is he so upset that she's dating again? You'll love this spicy romantic comedy. Not Just a Friend is Book 3 of Toronto, Laura Jardine's contemporary romance series.Maya Gregory's dating history is just depressing. Four years after seeing her ex-fiancé's face on the front page of the paper, she's finally ready to try again. Her first date? A former financial analyst who now makes pretentious art out of microwaves and kitchen waste. Ugh. Where are the normal guys?Maya's only ever been close to one guy who didn't turn out to be a loser. Math teacher Liam Foster. Her friend. And for the past year... her friend with benefits.Liam had a crush on Maya when they sat beside each other in calculus. But being the nerdy outcast in high school, he didn't think he had a chance with her back then, and his feelings for her disappeared long ago. However, when she starts dating again, Liam is consumed with jealousy--and it's not just because he's worried about losing his regular sex partner.Cynical and sarcastic, Maya is a lot different from the girl he once loved. But maybe he wants her for himself after all. If only he can convince the woman who's ready to give up on love yet again that they can have more than friendship...Content Notes: Spicy, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems provides a thorough examination of various conventional and cutting edge electric vehicle (EV) battery thermal management systems (including phase change material) that are currently used in the industry as well as being proposed for future EV batteries. It covers how to select the right thermal management design, configuration and parameters for the users’ battery chemistry, applications and operating conditions, and provides guidance on the setup, instrumentation and operation of their thermal management systems (TMS) in the most efficient and effective manner. This book provides the reader with the necessary information to develop a capable battery TMS that can keep the cells operating within the ideal operating temperature ranges and uniformities, while minimizing the associated energy consumption, cost and environmental impact. The procedures used are explained step-by-step, and generic and widely used parameters are utilized as much as possible to enable the reader to incorporate the conducted analyses to the systems they are working on. Also included are comprehensive thermodynamic modelling and analyses of TMSs as well as databanks of component costs and environmental impacts, which can be useful for providing new ideas on improving vehicle designs. Key features: Discusses traditional and cutting edge technologies as well as research directions Covers thermal management systems and their selection for different vehicles and applications Includes case studies and practical examples from the industry Covers thermodynamic analyses and assessment methods, including those based on energy and exergy, as well as exergoeconomic, exergoenvironmental and enviroeconomic techniques Accompanied by a website hosting codes, models, and economic and environmental databases as well as various related information Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems is a unique book on electric vehicle thermal management systems for researchers and practitioners in industry, and is also a suitable textbook for senior-level undergraduate and graduate courses.
Counselor and interventionist Debra Jay shows alcoholics, other addicts, and their loved ones how to work collaboratively and as individuals to take on the roles and responsibilities that support long-term sobrietyCounselor and interventionist Debra Jay shows alcoholics, other addicts, and their loved ones how to work collaboratively and as individuals to take on the roles and responsibilities that support long-term sobrietyMost books on recovery from addiction focus either on the addict or the family. While most alcoholics and addicts coming out of treatment have a recovery plan, families are often left to figure things out for themselves. In It Takes a Family, Debra Jay takes a fresh approach to the recovery process by making family members and friends part of the recovery team, beginning in the early stages of sobriety.In straightforward, compassionate language, she outlines a structured model that shows family members both how to take personal responsibility and to build a circle of support to meet the obstacles common to the first year of recovery. Together, family members address the challenges of enabling, denial, and pain while developing their communication skills through practical, easy-to-follow strategies and exercises designed to create transparency and accountability. With this invaluable guide, family members work together as they reinvent their relationships without the all-consuming dysfunction of active addiction.
This revised and expanded edition of the most popular and effective book on intervention features enhanced tools and techniques to help loved ones face addiction.A standard-setting book on intervention, Love First has helped tens of thousands of families, friends, and professionals create a loving and effective plan for helping those who suffer from addiction. This revised and expanded edition adds to the core material in this classic book with the most up-to-date scientific information and new intervention techniques for alcohol and other drug addictions--and an array of disorders.
Directive family therapy pioneer Jay Haley and Madeleine Richeport-Haley explain their innovative techniques for solving problems Directive Family Therapy is the final work of a widely recognized giant in the international family therapy field. This text is the pre-eminent state-of-the-art sourcebook on practical, innovative techniques to effectively solve problems throughout the life cycle stages. Directive family therapy pioneer Jay Haley, PhD(who passed away in 2007), and, Madeleine Richeport-Haley, PhD provide practitioners with creative directives to clearly identify problems, formulate well-designed treatment plans, and then successfully carry them out to achieve lasting therapeutic change. This essential text explores fascinating case studies illustrating the powerful, highly effective problem solving directives. The work is extensively referenced, and includes a full and complete bibliography of Haley's published works and a list of the authors' collaborative films. Directive Family Therapy presents highly instructive, revelatory stories about working with real life clients and provides dynamic, innovative, and oftentimes surprising solutions to a wide range of specifically detailed problems and clinical issues. All stages and issues in the life cycle are addressed, including birth, child development, raising children, problems in adolescence, becoming a couple, aging, and retirement. Also included is a detailed appendix containing a variety of poignant, insightful interviews featuring Haley's reflections on the early years of practice and the development of directive family therapy. Problem areas addressed in Directive Family Therapy include: firesetting bedwetting fear of dogs violent behavior teenage rebellion incest drugs panic attacks abuse fights within couple relationship eating disorders alcohol abuse affairs sexual shyness within a couple relationship shoplifting and more Directive Family Therapy is invaluable for mental health professionals of every experience level, and is a useful family therapy resource for educators and students in MFT programs and psychology--and a fitting and poignant memoir to the work of a profoundly gifted family therapist.
A moving illustration of the power of grace to elevate us during troubling times, Jeff Jay offers a soulful account of his solo sailing journey that turned into a battle for survival on the open sea.Jeff Jay’s recent life was full of tragedy: his marriage had ended, his father had passed away, his brother had committed suicide, and Jeff’s own alcoholism had taken him to the edge of death.In his desire for a fresh start, Jeff set out on a solo adventure by sea on an old sloop named Lifeboat. It ultimately became a journey of personal transformation. He cast off in Annapolis, Maryland with an eye toward the Caribbean. Finally able to breathe, Jeff relaxed into his first day sailing the Atlantic when a dark winter storm descended, tossing him into a week-long fight for survival on the open sea. As he faced the realization that only divine intervention could deliver him from certain death, Jeff desperately called on the deity that had intervened in the darkest hours of his addiction years earlier.An intensely personal testimony to calling on the power of grace in our darkest hours, Jeff’s is a beautifully written tale of far-fetched dreams, desperate prayers, and those miraculous moments that change our lives forever.
When Kathleen Schmitt is promoted to project lead at Mashida INTL for the Personal Love Companion (PLC), a life-sized, hyper-realistic dating doll, she must relocate to Tokyo. Trying not to get lost in translation is quite the culture shock for this born-and-bred Midwesterner.She's surprised when her boss asks her to beta test the new dolls--an assignment that requires having her brain scanned so the company can fashion a personalized doll based on her innermost desires. But most surprising of all: her test PLC turns out to be a woman--one who looks and acts remarkably like her neighbor and coworker, Yuriko Vellucci.American-born Yuriko is a former transplant herself and is sympathetic to the difficulties of adjustment--to a point. Kathleen is about the most pathetic foreigner this engineer's ever met. She clearly needs Yuriko's help and expertise if this transition--and the PLC project--is to be a success.With Yuriko to show her the way, Kathleen will learn to socialize at an izakaya, find the best onsen in Nikko, party at a matsuri, buy doujinshii in Akihabara, and fall in love with a country so very different from her own.But can she also learn how to confess her love for the person who showed it to her?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Make a pilgrimage into your soul...365 Days of Walking the Red Road captures the priceless ancient knowledge Native American elders have passed on from generation to generation for centuries, and shows you how to move positively down your personal road without fear or doubt.Special highlights:Inspiring quotations from Native Americans, such as Tecumseh, Black Hawk, Geronimo, and Chief JosephA monthly Red Road spiritual lessonThe proper uses of dreamcatchers and other symbols and craftsImportant dates in Native American history
In this engaging new visual history showcasing Macon's African Americans, vintage photographs illuminate the contributions and achievements of black citizens who have lived and worked in the heart of Georgia for more than one hundred and fifty years. Local landmarks, such as the Douglass Theater and the Harriet Tubman Museum, and unique African-American communities, such as Summerfield and Pleasant Hill, are testament to the indelible mark left on Macon by its enterprising black residents.
Barely six months into their marriage, Carrie Llewellyn begins to suspect her husband Cash is keeping secrets from her when she finds a pair of sexy panties stashed beneath their bed.Panties that aren't hers, and are frankly way too large for her small frame. She can't believe Cash is cheating on her -- he's the perfect husband, sensitive and helpful, and satisfying in the sack. But whose panties are these?There's only one way to find out, and Carrie confronts him when he comes home from work. But his explanation is not quite what she expects.
When Lori Callahan meets Jack and Brandt at an auto care class they teach, she isn't sure which one of them is hitting on her more. They invite her out for drinks, and she's surprised to learn they're already a couple ... but they're looking for someone like her to complete them. Drinks turn into a date, which leads to much more.Jack Rowe and Peter Brandt have been together since high school, and fight like an old married couple. They don't agree on anything, it seems, except sex and how they both feel about Lori.But soon she finds herself caught inbetween the two. She doesn't want to take sides when her men fight -- she loves them both, and knows they love each other, even if they never say the words out loud.One evening Brandt pushes Jack too far. Will Lori be able to patch things up between them, or will their loving threesome fall apart for good?
When Kimmy Leighton started posting gay erotic romance fan fiction stories, Darryl Baker rapidly became her biggest fan, claiming to have read everything she’d ever written. Darryl followed her faithfully as she moved into publishing professionally.When Kimmy is invited to Q Con as a visiting author, she isn't surprised to find Darryl’s there, as well. But her interactions with him online don't prepare her for meeting him in person. He’s handsome and hot as hell, and has his sexy husband Scott in tow.Over dinner, Scott tells her one of Darryl’s fantasies is to sleep with Kimmy, and Scott loves him enough to give him a free pass where his favorite author is concerned. The offer is too tempting for Kimmy to pass up. Things seem a little awkward back at the hotel, though, with the three of them in the room and only two of them getting it on. Can Kimmy entice Darryl’s gay lover into a bit of threesome meet and greet?
In these steamy erotic romances, strong and sassy women know what they like in bed, and find themselves given the chance of a lifetime when they take on two men at once between the sheets. This book gathers together four of Shawna Jeanne’s best-selling MMF bisexual ménage stories in one red hot collection.Contains the stories:For Pete’s Sake: Sheila has always known her husband Pete is bisexual -- his attraction to guys is part of what attracts her to him in the first place. But since they've been together, he hasn't been with anyone other than her, male or female. She wants to reward him for being so loving and faithful ... and she'd be lying if she didn't admit that the idea of watching her husband have sex with another man turns her.She Said Yes!: Marianne falls for Ben, but he's gay and introduces her to his hot best friend, Johnny. The two guys share everything, and before long, Ben wants to join Johnny and Marianne in bed. Johnny is afraid to ask, though. What if the thought of a threesome scares her away? It looks like she’ll have to take matters into her own hands if she wants both men between the sheets.Swing Both Ways: The only guy Jenny is interested in is her coworker Eric, but even though he seems interested in her, he’s in a committed relationship with Mike. The way he flirts with her only makes matters worse. Does he like her, or is he only being nice? When they invite her along to a Halloween party, will she be a third wheel, or will she discover the guys swing both ways?Turning Thirty: Lisa is turning thirty, and knows her youth is fading. So when her boyfriend Nick asks what she’d like for her birthday, she says a threesome. She knows he and his best friend Ray have experimented in the past, so getting them together again with her in the middle won’t be a problem. Nick treats her like a princess, but things heat up royally when Ray joins them in the bedroom.
When Marianne meets Ben, she falls for his flirty personality, but before she can get to know him better, he pulls the old bait and switch routine. He's gay, but he has this hot friend he knows she'd really like to meet. Turns out he's right -- Johnnyishot, and within a few months, Marianne's in a happy relationship with the guy of her dreams.But Ben and Johnny are best friends, and everything they do is done together -- including dates. Before long, Marianne feels like she's seeing both men, even though she's only sleeping with Johnny. Still, she wouldn't turn down the opportunity to welcome Ben into their bedroom, and she's often wondered what it is exactly the two guys get up to when she isn't around.She finds out when she comes home late from a business trip and catches Johnny and Ben with their pants down in the basement, watching porn. She overhears Ben ask if Johnny will ever get up the courage to ask her about having a threesome -- Ben and Johnny used to be lovers as well as friends, and Ben misses that. But Johnny's afraid of scaring her away.Looks like Marianne's going to have to take matters into her own hands.
At 28, Jenny Wilson’s career takes off when she lands a job as office manager for an architect firm. But her personal life is nowhere near as successful. A number of guys seem interested in her, but the only one she’s interested in is Eric Thomas. He’s witty, fun, and drop-dead sexy ... and in a committed relationship with hot construction foreman, Mike Lewis.How can Jenny hope to compete with that? The way Eric flirts with her only makes matters worse. Does he like her, or is he only being nice? Jenny’s hopes are raised when she learns Eric and Mike consider themselves bisexual rather than gay -- they both were previously engaged to women. Talk turns to threesomes and Jenny wonders if Eric is hitting on her or just teasing. Will she ever find out?When a friend of Mike’s throws a Halloween party, Eric invites her along, thinking it’ll be a great time to introduce his office wife to his house husband. Will Jenny’s fears of being a third wheel be realized, or will she discover that Mike and Eric really do swing both ways?
Lisa Keenan is turning thirty, and dreads the big “three-oh.” Her boyfriend Nick tries to make light of it, but she knows her youth is fading. The best birthday gift would be a marriage proposal -- they've been together ten years already, and neither is getting any younger -- but she doesn’t want to have to tell Nick to buy her a ring.So when he asks what she’d like for her birthday, she says the only other thing she would really love. A threesome.Nick’s best friend Ray has always been flirtatious -- not just with Lisa, but with Nick, too. She knows the guys have experimented sexually in the past, so getting them together again, this time with her in the middle, won’t be a problem.On Lisa’s birthday, Nick treats her like a princess, but things heat up royally when Ray joins them in the bedroom.
This holiday collection is a treasury of Christmas traditions, stories, songs, and recipes that promises to bring readers young and old together to celebrate the spirit of the season. Everyone will enjoy this delightful guide to all things Christmas, featuring: the perennial classic Christmas stories, poems, and carols; recipes for family gatherings, parties, and holiday gifts from the kitchen; ideas for thoughtful and creative handmade gifts; decorating ideas for any room; and holiday customs and traditions from around the world. As a gift or a book to be treasured, this book will help readers create new traditions that can be shared year after year.
The Everything Fix-It Book: From Clogged Drains and Gutters, to Leaky Faucets and Toilets--All You Need to Get the Job Doneby Yvonne Jeffery
Fixing leaky roofs, replacing broken pipes, and repairing cracks in ceilings can seem daunting to any homeowner. The Everything Fix-It Book takes readers through dozens of everyday fix-it projects, helping them avoid the high cost of professional help while maintaining the safety and value of their investments. This easy-to-follow guide shows how to patch drywall, replace windowpanes, repair furniture, maintain major appliances, and hire a pro for the big jobs without getting taken to the cleaners.This hands-on guide provides expert instruction on how to:Understand the ins and outs of plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling systemsFind the right tools for the jobIdentify and solve pest problemsMake a home energy efficientKnow when to call in the pros and how to avoid ripoffsSpecially written for the mechanically challenged, The Everything Fix-It Book is the ideal resource to help homeowners prepare for the unexpected.
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REVIVING THE DOCTOR'S LOVE LIFE Neurosurgeon Julia Fitzgerald graduated high school at fourteen, whizzed through med school and even became a successful navy captain. Alas, when the subject is romance, she's a dunce. No amount of textbook learning can help her find a date or understand what men really want. When handsome-as-heck contractor Kane Chatterson begins renovating Julia's house, she finds him...distracting. Is it his strong, tanned forearms? His quiet, confident manner? Mr. Sexy Flannel Shirt doesn't have any of the qualities Julia believes she needs in a man. But when he offers to help her find the perfect date, she reluctantly agrees. And as Julia gets schooled in the fine art of love, she realizes that Kane might be exactly what the doctor ordered...
Praise for the work of Dan Jenkins: "...the best sportswriter in America." --Larry King "Dan Jenkins is the nearest thing to Ring Lardner this generation has ever seen. No one has captured the essential lunacy of the twentieth-century sports (and TV) scene as accurately and hilariously as this." --Los Angeles Times "Dan Jenkins is a comic genius." --Don Imus "Dan Jenkins has been among America's best and funniest sportswriters for more than six decades." --The New York Times "Jenkins is hilarious, providing more laughs per page than any other writer in the 'bidness.'" --People Pete Wallace, a good old boy from Texas, paid his dues coaching football on obscure campuses in the boondocks of America until he landed the athletic director's job at Western Ohio University. For 15 years, he has steadily and skillfully guided the school into the high society of major college sports. But now Pete, fed up with politically correct campus culture and babysitting fragile egos, is retiring from the "arms race." As he waits for the university's board of trustees to act on his early retirement package, he reflects on his career, the people he's come across, and what life will be like in retirement. Pete's story is told in Jenkins's unmistakable, raucous, old-school style, and it's full of colorful, absurd, and downright crazy characters--from clueless trustees and busybody protestors to prima donna football coaches and booster club pests. Stick a Fork in Me is a rollicking, no-holds-barred tour of the world of big-time college sports.
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